“I can confirm that on the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between EAM Sushma Swaraj & Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will take place on the sidelines of UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
“It is a meeting, the agenda is not finalized,” Kumar added.
This will be the first ministerial-level engagement between India and Pakistan under the new Imran Khan-led government.
The move comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan.
In the letter, Imran Khan called for a meeting between Foreign Ministers of both the countries – Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meet.